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- Luca Ferrari First Counselor for Public and Congressional Affairs of the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C.
- Patrick Deneen Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, he teaches a course on political and social thought that includes Machiavelli's "The Prince."
- Michael Lind Michael Lind is the Whitehead Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author, with Ted Halstead, of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (2001). He also wrote "The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life" (2006)
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